I have been watching hockey since I was born. It is imprinted on me like a beer label. I still dream I am playing the game once in a while and I have not played in years.
The old Frog teams were pretty fucking good. The Canadian and Russian teams were shit hot in '72. Messier's Oilers shone like crazy diamonds. The New York Rangers' 94 squad and the Canuck team they beat in the final were two of the best ever. I wish I could favourably compare my Avalanche Cup winning teams to these teams but they were a notch or two below them.
This year's Canuck team looks to be every bit as good as those legendary teams. Grace, skill, toughness, coaching, humour - they have it all. All they have to do is win six more, motherfuckers.